NOBODY is as flexible as they were as a child, but gymnastics might be the key to getting that spring back in your step.
Sally Hollier from North West Gymnastics said hitting the mats could help everything from body awareness to tots learning their shapes and colours.
"We have classes catering to all ages and motor skills," she said.
"Gymnastics helps to build strength, encourage flexibility and improves general conditioning."
She said the sport was experiencing a revival this season with 90 per cent of her members returning on top of a new crowd of friendly faces.
Children interested in team sports may have difficulties working the gym equipment on their own, but Mrs Hollier said it helped children create goals and work on their abilities.
"Some kids struggle with it and others thrive," she said.
"It shows them that their own performances drive their success instead of relying on others for those wins."
Mrs Hollier said adults shouldn't be shy about getting into gymnastics either.
"We have adult gymnastics classes for getting fit and having a laugh," she said.
"At some stage we all realise that we aren't as limber as we were as kids but once a gymnast, always a gymnast.
"Adults do come back eventually hoping they can still do handstands and or splits."
The North West Gymnastic season begins next Tuesday.
If you missed out on the club's sign-on day last Sunday, the Leichhardt Gymnastics Club on Wellington Road will hold its sign on Sunday from 10am.